Randy Lee in 25 years

Avatar Author: Ruby Slippers "This is my letter to the World / That never wrote to Me" - Emily Dickinson Read Bio

In 25 years I’ll be old. Ancient. Almost 40. My dad’s not even that old yet, and what does he have to show for his life? A big fat nothing. Except me, I guess. It’s hard for me to see what I’ll be doing then, because I can hardly see what I should be doing now.

I hope I’ll be far away from here. I hope that the people I’ll be with are people I haven’t met yet. My friends now are okay, but what do they really know about me? I just want someone I can tell things to. Someone who won’t laugh at the stuffed dog on my bed, like Tim did. (My mom gave me that dog the day she left.) Someone who will let me borrow a skateboard, instead of leaving me behind, like Tyler. Even someone better than Ben, my best friend, because it always feels like he’s hiding something from me. I JUST WANT SOMEONE TO HEAR ME! Because no one has listened for so long.

But, whatever. In 25 years I’ll have a mansion with a Playboy bunny wife and ten cars. I’ll be a billionaire and perfectly happy. Isn’t that what you really want to hear?

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  1. Avatar Mr.Gabriel

    Ben does hear you, and he is hiding something. If only Randy knew. D:

  2. Avatar H.S. Wift

    I like the irritated final words, making sure he gave an actual answer. Isn’t that what you really want to hear? Wonderful.

  3. Avatar Gradual Uprising {LoA}

    “Yes Randy! That’s what I wanted.” Says Mrs. Bishop.

    Haha well done

  4. Avatar Music-Hearted

    Wow, this is great. I like the contrast of what he really wants to say, versus what he knows Mrs. Bishop wants to hear. Nice work!

  5. Avatar LMR

    When I was first thinking about the challenge, the same thought about their ages went through my mind as well. I really like how perceptive he is, and how in this future look at himself, you were able to give us some background on his past.

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